This session will discuss the recommendations in the WOCN® Society’s 2016 updated Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a panel of WOCN Society members. The presentation will address important updates in the following areas of assessment, prevention, and treatment; highlighting identification of risk factors, wound assessment, quality of life, risk reduction, wound management, adjunctive therapies, pain management, palliative care, and patient/family education.
Describe updates in the evidence for prevention and management of pressure ulcers to be able incorporate into clinical practice setting
PhD, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN,
NP/Adjunct Associate Professor,
University of Virginia Health System
Credits: None available.
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